Major in Economics, Claudio Edinger has published over 14 photography books and a novel. He started teaching photography in 1979 at Parson’s School of Design and later at the International Center of Photography, both in New York.
He began taking photographs in the early Seventies, while studying economics at Mackenzie University in São Paulo. In 1975 he had his first solo exhibition at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), with photographs of the Martinelli building, a vertical slum in downtown São Paulo. The following year he moved to New York City, where he lived until 1996.
His photographs have appeared in major magazines around the world, including Stern, The New York Times, London Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Frankfurter Allgemeine, El País, Time, Paris Match, Newsweek and many more. His work has been exhibited at the ICP New York, the Pompidou Center, France, Photographer’s Gallery, Eng- land, Perpignan Photo Fest, France, Higashikawa Photo Fest, Japan, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Museu de Imagem e do Som, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Instituto Cultural Itau, Casa da Cultura Judaica, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, among others.
His work belongs to several private and public collections.